Driving to work. Driving to the store. Driving for pleasure. In New York’s Hudson Valley, much of our lives are intertwined with our ability to drive. If you already have VTL points on your driver’s license, you are placing your driver’s license or driving privilege at risk. If you get a new ticket, you need to discuss your options with an experienced attorney.
At the law office of Glenn R. Bruno, Esq., I represent clients on matters ranging from traffic tickets to homicide, and a wide range of violent crimes and nonviolent crimes between these extremes. I am dedicated to providing my clients with my best work on their cases. I’m ready to help you by explaining your options and the consequences of those options.
How many points do you have on your record? Could your license be at risk? To schedule your free in-office or telephone consultation, call 845-454-2385 or send an e-mail today.
WHAT ARE VTL POINTS?
VTL points are accumulated with each conviction for a moving violation, including, but not limited to, speeding and failure to stop at a stop sign. Accumulation of points can have the following consequences:
- 4-6 points within an 18-month period: You may be mailed a letter advising you of your driving record status and a warning of what will happen if you accumulate additional points.
- 7-10 points within an 18-month period: You may be required to attend a driver improvement clinic in order to keep your driver’s license.
- 11 or more points within an 18-month period: You may be required to attend a formal hearing to investigate habitual or persistent violation of state or local traffic laws. Your license can be suspended or revoked as a result.
- 9 or more points resulting from speeding within an 18-month period: You may be required to attend a formal hearing to investigate habitual or persistent traffic violations of state or local traffic laws. Your license can be suspended or revoked as a result.
HOW DO YOU LESSEN THE NUMBER OF POINTS?
When you receive a ticket, call me, plead not guilty and let me try to negotiate a reduction before conviction. After conviction, you can take a defensive driving course, which will give you up to a four-point reduction on existing points. Points may be reduced this way only once in any 18-month period.
I look forward to helping you protect your driver’s license. Contact me today to schedule your free in-office or telephone consultation.